SR 37 reopens after fiery semi crash

(Provided Photo/Madison County Sheriff's Department)

MADISON COUNTY, Ind. (WISH) – Madison County police said State Road 37 has reopened Sunday morning following a fiery crash involving a car and a semi.

Police said N. State Road 37, between State Road 13 and State Road 128, was shut down for nearly five hours after the crash. It happened shortly after 4 a.m. at SR 37 at 900 North in Elwood.

According to officials, a semi was driving southbound on SR 37 when a car heading northbound on SR 37 crossed the centerline and crashed into the semi.

The car rolled over and came to a rest on its top. It then caught on fire, according to Madison County police. The car fire was put out in about five minutes.

Police said the driver, 19-year-old Nathan Roy was trapped in the vehicle and had to be extricated. He was airlifted to Eskenazi Health with burns to his lower body, according to police.

Officials said they weren’t sure what condition the man was in as of Sunday morning at 6:30.

Health officials are doing procedural blood draws for both drivers. Police said they are not sure if drugs or alcohol were factors in the crash.

Hazmat crews cleaned up leaked fuel on SR 37 for several hours on Sunday. The semi was carrying milk in its tanker trailer, police said.

Elwood Police, Pipecreek Fire and Rescue, Alexandria Medics, and Madison County Emergency Management assisted at the scene.

The crash remains under investigation by the Madison County Sheriff’s Department’s Accident Investigation Team.

(WISH Photo/Tom Sheehan)
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